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War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
War for the Oaks
by Emma Bull (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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I enjoyed this book immensely as it reminded me of the unique character my hometown of Minneapolis used to have-- 27 years after this was published, one would be hard pressed to find the same kind of unique, Portland-like originality in music and wri...more
Bellwether by Connie Willis
by Connie Willis
read in September, 2014
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An enjoyable romp through the wacky world of trends, fads, and stupidly run corporations. This novel was published almost two decades ago, but still shows how astonishly dimwitted all of us appear to be when we try to follow what's "current" and "hip...more
Island in the Sea of Time by S.M. Stirling
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I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of castaways in time, and am surprised that it took me this long to discover this series, as I have always been fond of time travel and ancient history. I know there are many other epic tales in the series and we'll see...more
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde
Bette and Joan by Shaun Considine
Bette and Joan
by Shaun Considine (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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A fun ride through Hollywood history. I was surprised to see that the author was able to talk with both Crawford and Davis over the years, as well as other notables from the era, as I thought this might be just a fix-up of quotes and anecdotes, and "...more
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.J.K. Rowling
When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.Bette Davis
Belief is a moral act for which the believer is to be held responsible. Lillian Hellman
"Just packing up my boxes of books etc because we'll be moving fairly soon and I'll have to sell off some of them-- if we actually move out of state I...more "
More of J. Allen's books…
Oscar Wilde
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

Mae West
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
Mae West

Frank Zappa
“So many books, so little time.”
Frank Zappa

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